The Assessor’s office is staffed by the Clerk of the Board of Assessors who is an elected official who estimates the value of real property within the City’s boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills.
The Assessor’s Office maintains the assessment roll – the document that contains every property’s assessment. To do this, the physical description, or inventory, and value estimate of every parcel of real estate in the municipality is kept up-to-date. The property inventory is available for inspection by appointment before the filing of the tentative assessment roll. The assessment roll shows assessments and appropriate exemptions. Every year the roll, with preliminary, or tentative, assessments, is made available for public inspection. After the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) has acted on assessment complaints and ordered any changes, the tentative roll is made final.
Please visit our Assessors FAQ page for additional information regarding the Assessor’s Office and your assessment. Additionally commonly requested documents can be found to the right.
If you receive the STAR property tax exemption, then you must register with the Tax Department to continue receiving the exemption. Watch your mail for important information from the Tax Department.
Fast, Easy Registration
Register today at www.tax.ny.gov or call 518-457-2036.
The deadline to register is December 31, 2013. Do not risk losing your Basic STAR exemption by failing to register.
Seniors receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption do not need to register with the Tax Department, but must continue applying annually with their local assessor or sign up for the Tax Department’s Income Verification Program.